White slipcovered IKEA ektorp 3.5 sofas living room tour

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White slipcovered IKEA ektorp 3.5 sofas living room tour View the entire Ektorp sofa series to-date HERE Q: Do IKEA Uppland slipcovers fit the now discontinued Ikea 3.5 Ektorp sofas? A: Update January 2019: Ikea has now discontinued the Ektorp 3.5 sofa series. I am currently trying to find out if the new Uppland sofa […]

String wrapped wood Christmas trees with junk stands and sign

String wrapped Christmas Trees with stencils

String wrapped wood Christmas trees with junk stands and sign Christmas trees are kinda near and dear to my heart. As a kid, our tree was always real, heavy with tinsel and tin light protectors on big, colourful glass bulbs. We were allowed (I think?) to sneak downstairs and bring one gift back upstairs to […]

The easiest and cutest DIY Wooden Snowmen! (with scrap wood)

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The easiest and cutest DIY Wooden Snowmen! These cute snowmen are perfect for Christmas or winter decor and so easy to make! Here’s how to DIY your own with scrap wood… with no melting in sight! Someone asked me in passing if I could make some reclaimed wooden snowmen as winter decoration. YES! I’ve been […]

A bike ride in the snow… and 4 brave things.


Yesterday was NEARLY thee day… but not quite. I had been patiently waiting for the remaining ice on the road to leave the premises so I could finally hop on my bike and hit the trails. However road shoulders were still inhabited by those annoying little ice glaciers. So I set off on foot instead, […]

Rustic winter decorating with black, white and wood


To winter decorate or not to winter decorate… That was a real question for a while. Traditionally, once Christmas is a wrap, I like to take everything down and pull the decorating back to bare bones to enjoy the empty sparce look for a spell. However, once I started undecorating the Christmas tree, I stopped. […]

Happy New Year ice storm musings


Happy New Year, dear friends! And what a new year it has been in our neck of the woods. We were hit with a major ice storm right after Christmas, and it’s been cold enough to hold onto those temps and most of the ice. It’s starting to get old now though with crusty, dirty […]

Super festive Christmas and winter directional signs


I have always ALWAYS loved the look of a multi-directional sign. Whether it’s on a ski hill or while vacationing, I’ve always admired how neat a bunch of signs all in one spot actually look. Especially if you are a signaholic type… So I decided to try my hand at making the idea myself. I gathered […]

The epic winter my wish came true


I do love my snow. But after our last snowfall (right when I was attempting to take off for Maui over Christmas), I really thought that was it for us. But I was soooooo wrong. After my return, over the course of 3 days, 80 cm (pretty much 3 feet) hit us. And for BC’s west […]

A surprise rustic shed snow day


I’ve mentioned no less than a bazillion times how much I love snow. It’s very seldom we have a white Christmas on Canada’s west coast. And I’m not entirely sure we will this year. But, what are the chances of right before leaving on a tropical getaway, we are BLASTED with a blizzard? Low! It’s […]